By Sophia Blankenbaker
To me online school has been both good and bad when I reflect on this past school year.
The good parts about it is that sometimes it’s easier to do assignments on my own, and I can go at my own pace. I think that online school has been able to teach a lot more things than in person, because there are fewer disruptions.
“Office Hours” has also been a big help because I can ask questions to my teacher and work to understand it more.
The things that I disliked about remote learning was that sometimes, when I am on a video conference, there are technology issues that can take a long time to fix. Another thing is that I cannot see my friends and teacher in person, and I miss them a lot. I miss getting to play with my friends during recess and at lunch too.
I am very excited to be going back to school. Even though not everyone in my class is going back, it will still be good to see my classmates and meet new friends.
I have a few questions about going back to school as well:
- Will the teachers take our temperature before entering the school?
- Will everyone enter the building at the same time through the same entrance?
- Will we go on the play structure at all?
- Will the restrooms be available?
- Will I be able to talk and play with my classmates?
- Will I see other students from other classrooms?
In conclusion, I am very, very, very excited to go back to school.
April 5, 2020
Even though it was just two hours, I had a great day. There were nine kids in my class, and we were all social distancing and wearing masks.
My teacher reviewed all of the new rules that are new because of COVID. For example: One person in the restroom at a time, for a break we can only stay in a certain area, and we stay on one side of the hallway.
I am very excited to go back to school again tomorrow.
Sophia Blankenbaker is a fifth grader at Vernon Elementary School. She likes writing, and the story she submitted needed minimal editing.